Who /Pho/ here?
Are there any good Pho places around you?
What meat do you prefer in your Pho?
What additional seasoning do you put in your Pho?
We have a few decent places around town. There's a lot of them in chinatown, but most of them are meh. I like raw beef, cooked flank, tendon and tripe not a huge fan of the rubber balls they claim have meat in them. I'll put basil, sprouts and chiles if they're available, otherwise chili paste or sriracha, in that order of preference. Fuck hoisin.
Bun bo hué once in a while too, that shit is cash
>Are there any good Pho places around you?
Only one place that I know of. They treat me like shit. Probably because I'm white. I haven't been back.
>What meat do you prefer in your Pho?
I like the sliced brisket or whatever it is.
>What additional seasoning do you put in your Pho?
I dump it all in like a pleb.
>They treat me like shit. Probably because I'm white.
That's probably not it. You see, with Asian food service, all they care about is that you get your food fast. They won't kiss your ass or even wipe the tables properly after you're done.
That's fine, but they gave me a fork and spoon, and a Vietnamese couple came in and they got chopsticks and the little soup spoon thing.
I get they are trying to cater to multiple cultures, but fuck that. Ask me. Don't assume I can't use chopsticks.
It's probably just me being autistic, though.
Some places are still worse than others. I'm not trying to be best friends with the waiter, so no-nonsense efficiency is appreciated, but there is still a base level of politeness that should be there. Like, you know, greeting the customer instead of just walking up with your notepad and staring expectantly.
Not the guy you replied to btw
They have a little dipping plates where the chopsticks usually are. You can use it to dip your meats and then eat it with the noodles.
Nope, that's straight up rude. Although I don't understand why there aren't bunch of chopsticks and spoons in a rack on the table. Every pho place I've ever been to does it like that.
you can do whatever you want, really. I like a little bit of chili paste in the broth and a bigger helping on the side to dip my meat. Towards the end I usually say fuck it and add directly to the remainder of the broth until it's red. Gotta clear those sinuses
They serve "asian" food, not just viet.
The name is a pun (there's a Pho Sho where I live).
If a race war started in the restaurant, whites would win.
They don't have fresh chiles, just sriracha (some places like that are decent, but good ones have fresh peppers)
The lean meat comes already cooked in the broth, no red in sight.
Meat is kinda rubbery like in chinese restaurants. I think they call it velveting? not sure.
They don't also offer Bun Bo Hué and Pho Ga
Broth is good. The broth is the most important. You want to see droplets of fat in it, if it's lean it's most likely shit.
The place kinda looks like shit, no decor.
The waiter doesn't know what the fuck you're saying unless you use numbers and point at the menu.
I want to try authentic pho badly.
There are two small hole in the wall places in the ghetto part of the city. One seems to get a ton of good yelp reviews. A third is a more gentrified noodle house that is a little expensive and friends have told me its not authentic.
Before I walk in there gawking at some poorly contrived menu I can't read I would like to have an idea of what I want to order. Can anyone recommend a good really spicy pho dish with beef or chicken and veggies?
Pho tai. Tendons and brisket are optional but recommended.
Put hoison sauce, sricacha, and samba in the little dipping dish on the side and dip each bite of meat to get spice level you want the eat that bite with some noodles and broth. Definitely go to the ghetto one with the best reviews but try the other one two soon.
If you like coffee get the Vietnamese coffee, it's good stuff.